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Position Title: Police Officer
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Grand Island, NE
Perform law enforcement, investigations and crime prevention work; control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; perform investigative work and other special assignments and perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.


Ability to:
-Meet the physical requirements established by the Department.
-Think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately.
-Understand and interpret laws and regulations.
-Use standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
-Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
-Analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine and take emergency action.
-Use, care, and qualification with firearms.
-Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Supplemental Information:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

No experience is required to become a Police Officer. However, experience in a patrol assignment is necessary for an assignment to investigations.

Completion of twelfth grade or acquisition of a General Equivalency Diploma.

License or Certificate:
-Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
-Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
-Possession of, or ability to obtain, required certification from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.

Must reside within 35 miles of the city limits of the City of Grand Island within six month of date of hire.

Position will start at the entry level of the City's salary table. When applicable, placement will take into account additional pay step incentives applied at the time of hire for education, experience and/or certifications.

Active or Prior Certification: Applicants with active Nebraska law enforcement certification will be started in the pay step closest to but not below their last rate of pay at their most recent sworn law enforcement position.

Applicants with out of state law enforcement certification or whose Nebraska certification is no longer active will be placed into the pay step closest to but not below their last rate of pay at their most recent sworn law enforcement position upon receipt of active Nebraska law enforcement certification if obtained within 6 months from the date of hire.

Prior rate of pay shall be the applicant's base hourly rate of pay not including pay enhancements such as uniform allowance, longevity pay, shift differentials, holiday pay, etc.

Additional compensation for specialized training may be considered at the time of hiring. Certified applicants are required to complete all phases of testing and hiring process as all other candidates.

Candidates must be 21 years of age at time of application and be a legal citizen of the United States. Candidates must be able to speak, read, and write the English language.

Candidates are subject to a background check.

Tentative Testing Date:
Testing will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2018 which will include a physical exam, a written exam and an oral interview. The physical portion consists of successful completion of the LEOPAT obstacle course and a mile and a half run. Click here for information on the LEOPAT. Candidates will be notified of time and location. Click here for more information about the testing process.

Must submit with application copies of: birth certificate, high school diploma (must be from an accredited institution) or GED, DD214 (member 4 or form with separation code and re-enlistment code), if applicable. Candidates that do not submit the requested information by the application deadline will not be eligible to test.

Salary: $21.45-$32.86 hourly
Closing Date: 9/28/2018
Contact Person:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 308-389-0190
Contact Address:
100 East 1st Street, PO Box 1968
Grand Island, NE 68801
Web Site:
Opening Date: 8/31/2018

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